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Games of Probability & Chance

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Are you taking pre-algebra or algebra 1 and need to learn about probability? Do it the fun way and get a head start with this probability and statistics class!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Intro to Genetics

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Genetics will introduce students to the basics of Mendelian Genetics. Topics including inheritance patterns, genetic diversity, and genetic diseases will be explored using laws derived from Gregor Mendel’s experiments.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

SAT Math Prep

9:00am - 10:00am
Savage Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
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Enhance your math savvy to improve your SAT score!  Relieve test anxiety by taking practice tests in a low-risk environment and gain full comprehension of what to expect on test day.  Examine the types of problems that are presented on t

This event is in the "Teens" group.

STEM Leadership

9:00am - 10:00am
Elkridge Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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STEAM Leadership Academy: Over two weeks, explore the opportunities and skills for STEAM leadership. Interact with leaders in the field and apply what you learn to hands-on projects.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Ten80

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Compete in the ultimate racing challenge! Working in teams, learn how mechanical systems operate by using a 1:10 scale electric radio-controlled car that can be set up in 4 million ways. Teams race their engines at the HiTech Carnival!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Civil Engineering

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

How did engineers build the Hoover Dam, Eiffel Tower, and Chesapeake Bay Bridge? Explore the principles of engineering used to build the largest structures in the world! Registration required.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dive Into Biology!

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between you and a microorganism? Were you ever curious about the difference between cellular respiration and photosynthesis?

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Game Development

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Learn how to develop a game level through this class. We will use Scratch in order to develop gaming, which offers an insight into block coding, and the introductory steps to programming.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Geology

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
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Have you ever wondered what kinds of arrocks make up our planet? Are you interested in learning about beautiful gems and minerals or fascinating fossils? Join us for a look into the Earth’s most amazing geological artifacts!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Java

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Discover the basics of Java, a class-based, object-oriented language used to design applications. Learn data and expressions, using classes and objects, conditionals, and loops.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Java

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Discover the basics of Java, a class-based, object-oriented language used to design applications. Learn data and expressions, using classes and objects, conditionals, and loops. Create programming projects each day based on the topics covered.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

LEGO Mindstorms

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Bring your problem-solving skills and prepare to compete in a variety of challenges that will take your understanding of robotics to the next level. We will cover the foundation of LEGO Mindstorms programming.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sea Perch

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Dive into underwater robotics.   This summer stop by and participate in the 3 week Seaperch submersibles and marine science classes. SeaPerch is a remotely operated vehicle built by students to accomplish underwater competitions.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sound Effects

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Sound effects are an integral part of video and animation. After learning about the history of sound effects and the basic physics of sound, we will create sound effect objects for telling stories in motion picture formats.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

All Together Now (all ages with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. 
 

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

All Together Now [all ages] TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Early Learning

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. 
 

 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Picture Book Parade (2-5 years with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

PICTURE BOOK PARADE

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

Tales, tunes, and tons of fun!

 

Event Details:

Ticket required.

Tickets available 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

All Together Now ( All Ages) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
Glenwood Branch
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. 
 

 

Event Details:

Tickets required. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes prior to class.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

All Together Now (all ages with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. 
 

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

All Together Now [all ages] TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Early Learning

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. 
 

 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Closer Look: Infectious Diseases

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
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Event Details:

Learn about infectious diseases, how they spread, and how scientists work to find and stop their spread using medical technology.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Electrical Engineering

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Lights On, Lights Off! Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when you flip a light switch on the wall or press the ON button of a battery-powered fan in the summer?

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Illustrate with Procreate

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Have you ever looked at a digital illustration and wondered “How did they do that?”  Learn tips, tricks, and the steps to creating your own illustration in the iPad app, Procreate.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Infectious Diseases

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn about infectious diseases, how they spread, and how scientists work to find and stop their spread using medical technology.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Interior Design with Planner 5D

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Students will create their own spaces using Planner 5D, a web-based program.  They will learn about creating mood boards, design concepts, and using Planner 5D to bring their ideas to life! 


Registration required.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Music Technology 1

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn the skills of an audio engineer in music production in the digital realm. Gain hands-on experience with DAWs and microphone setups, and dive into the music editing software of Logic Pro X to produce your own creations.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Periodic Build

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn about the elements as you arrange the periodic table, name compounds, balance equations, and discuss orbitals, electron configuration, and VSPER Theory.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Rocketry

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Come and design your own rocket that soars well beyond the roof of the library. Learn about how engineers generate and manipulate forces that propel projectiles thousands of feet into the air. 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Rube Goldberg Challenge

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Let the Games begin! Take on engineering challenges of old with Rube Goldberg Challenges. In every class, we'll take on a new challenge while reinforcing core engineering principles.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Science of Art

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn how the creation of art is influenced by science and do experiments in chemistry, fluid dynamics, and color theory to make amazing works of art!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

HCPSS Summer Food Site - East Columbia

12:30pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: East Columbia Other Location
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Community Events, Health & Wellness
Event Details:

To continue meeting the growing need to feed hungry children and families and fill the nutritional gap over the summer months, the Howard County Public School System -HCPSS- continues its free summer meal program

This event is in the "Teens" group.

3D Printing with Pens

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Are you interested in 3D printing? Use 3D printing pens and colorful filaments to create unique 3D designs! This is a great class to introduce students to the basics of 3D printing. 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.  

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Basics of Programming - Hands on Lab w/Artie

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Did you know that programming is a key component in many technologies used today? Robotics and automation are two of the areas that are at the forefront of technologies that require programming knowledge.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Illustrator

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn how to create digital designs using Adobe Illustrator!

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This class is being held Mon - Fri, register once for all sessions.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Python

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn the basics of programming in Python! Create games, interactive programs, and anything else you want. Absolutely no experience required -- you'll learn how to program a basic game in the first class!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sewing Class

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn to Sew: Sewing Machine Skills for Teens

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sports Science

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Deflategate and the ideal gas law? Bend it like Beckham? What is a knuckle ball? Learn about the physics behind your favorite sports with hands-on experiments.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

A/V Lab

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Join us for access to the sound booth and other HiTech equipment to record and mix music or create movies.

Registration preferred. Grades 6-12. 

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Adventures in Neuroscience

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

This course will explore the broad field of neuroscience by investigating its history and the important discoveries that have shaped present-day research.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Pinball

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Engineer Pinball games for the HiTech Carnival!  Build a table-top pinball machine, and use Arduino micro-controllers, sensors and software to keep score!

Registration required. Grades 6-12. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Design for Laser Cutting & Engraving

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Using a variety of software and techniques, design your own keepsakes that you can print using the Glowforge™ laser cutter and engraver! 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Exploring Computing Language Through Humanoid Robots

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn the structure and design of artificial intelligence. Explore the concepts needed to program a human-to-robot interactive conversation and investigate recent technological advances like the Amazon Echo

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Global Change

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Focus on the science and modeling of long-term shifts of our world’s temperatures and weather patterns. Create a hands-on project class that attempts to create small global changes and identify changes they want to see.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Photography

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn how the digital single lens reflex camera is engineered to utilize part of the electromagnetic spectrum we call visible light. Obtain hands on experience using a DSLR camera and learn numerous picture-taking techniques.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Rocketry

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Come and design your own rocket that soars well beyond the roof of the library. Learn about how engineers generate and manipulate forces that propel projectiles thousands of feet into the air. 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sports Science

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Deflategate and the ideal gas law? Bend it like Beckham? What is a knuckle ball? Learn about the physics behind your favorite sports with hands-on experiments.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.   

This event is in the "Children" group.

Book Bingo (4-10 years, 4 & 5 with adult)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

Ages 4-10, 4 & 5 with adult; 60 min.

Drop-in, allow 20-30 minutes to play Bingo featuring book characters and win a book!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Between the Lines: An Intersectional Book Club

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Off Site
Closed
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Offsite Event
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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Between the Lines​ is a space for readers who want to make an effort to read, highlight, and discuss layered stories.